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Initial Observations on Query Based Sampling in Distributed CLIR

Shou, X.M. and Sanderson, M. (2006) Initial Observations on Query Based Sampling in Distributed CLIR. In: FGIR 2006 : Workshop Information Retrieval 2006 of the Special Interest Group Information Retrieval (FGIR). FGIR 2006, 9 - 11 October 2006, Hildesheim. Universität Hildesheim, Institut für Informatik , pp. 65-68.

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Abstract

Cross Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) enables people to search information written in different languages from their query languages. Information can be retrieved either from a single cross lingual collection or from a variety of dis-tributed cross lingual sources. This paper pre-sents initial results exploring the effectiveness of distributed CLIR using query-based sampling techniques, which to the best of our knowledge has not been investigated before. In distributed retrieval with multiple databases, query-based sampling provides a simple and effective way for acquiring accurate resource descriptions which helps to select which databases to search. Obser-vations from our initial experiments show that the negative impact of query-based sampling on cross language search may not be as great as it is on monolingual retrieval.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2008 18:42
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:56
Published Version: http://web1.bib.uni-hildesheim.de/edocs/2007/52206...
Status: Published
Publisher: Universität Hildesheim, Institut für Informatik
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4597

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